ARTISTS

Tomona Matsukawa

Matsukawa’s distinctive realistic and somewhat dramatic paintings are born from interviews with other women of her generation and the titles and motifs are derived from phrases that were striking during these conversations. Retaining her interest in themes of her earlier works such as the remnants of daily life, the humanity that lingers in certain gestures, and the interiority of human beings, a fragment of scenes from everyday life derived from the conversations are reconstructed on her flat and smooth surface. In this reconstruction, there is a simultaneous attempt to transfigure the aspect of vulnerability in life.

Born 1987, Aichi. Matsukawa graduated from Tama Art University in 2011, specializing in oil painting. Her recent exhibitions include Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice (Mori Museum, Tokyo, 2016), Shell Artist Selection (The National Art Center, Tokyo, 2013) and Artist Meets Kurashiki vol.12 Tomona Matsukawa (Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, 2016). She was a finalist for the Asian Art Award (2017), and was awarded the Fukazawa Ichiro Memorial Award (2011) and The 25th Holbein Scholarship (2010).

WORKS

EXHIBITIONS

CV

  • Tomona MATSUKAWA
  • 1987

    Born in Aichi, Japan

  • 2011

    BA Oil painting, Tama Art University

  • SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019

    Love Yourself, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo
    Love Yourself, haku, Kyoto

  • 2017

    Blind, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2016

    Artist Meets Kurashiki vol.12 Tomona Matsukawa, Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama

  • 2014

    Nights, Lemons, and little bits of Secrets, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2011

    around girls#00 , Yuka Contemporary, Tokyo

  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2017

    Asian Art Award 2017 finalist exhibition , Terrada Art Complex, Tokyo

  • 2016

    Summer Showcase 2016 Nagoya, Galerie En, Nagoya
    IF ONLY BELLA ABZUG WERE HERE, MARC STRAUS, New York
    at home, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo
    Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

  • 2015

    Oil on canvas, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2013

    Artists from a.a.t.m. 2007-2013, Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, Tokyo
    We, Who Can’t Read Between the Lines, CAPSULE gallery, Tokyo
    Fuseki -Holbein Scholarship Exhibition, REIJINSHA gallery, Tokyo
    Shell Artist Selection, The National Art Center, Tokyo

  • 2011

    Shell Art Award, Daikanyama hillside forum, Tokuo
    Joint Graduation Exhibition of Five Art Universities in Tokyo, The National Art Center, Tokyo

  • 2010

    ANGELICA01, yuka contemporary, Tokyo
    Toyota Art Competition 2010, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi
    No Man’s Land, Embassy of France, Tokyo
    The 3rd Art_icle Award -Selected artist’s exhibition, Sato Museum of Art, Tokyo
    The 28th Ueno Royal Museum Award Exhibition, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo

  • 2009

    AMUSE ARTJAM 2009, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto

  • AWARDS
  • 2011

    Fukazawa Ichiro Memorial Award
    The 25th Holbein Scholarship

  • 2010

    The 3rd Art_icle Award, Second Prize

  • COLLECTION
  • Mori Art Museum
    Ohara Museum of Art
    Takahashi Collection
    Pigozzi Collection

  • ARTIST WEBSITE
  • http://www.tomonamatsukawa.com/